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Finkle's Skinner is a rare one handed dagger.


Warcraft RPG - may not be canon This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.

This dagger looks like nothing more than an ordinary skinning knife, but it bears a powerful enchantment that makes it ideal for fighting beasts. Originally carried by the gnomish adventurer Finkle Einhorn, it has not been seen since his legendary effort to hunt down a massive canine creature said to be terrorizing a remote section of the Blasted Lands. The dagger's pommel appears wrapped in a well-tanned animal skin that changes to a different type each day. One day it might be a gray wolf hide, while the next it bears the orange and black stripes of a jungle tiger.[1]


This item drops from The Beast in Upper Blackrock Spire.


  • One of two weapons that raise skinning by 10 when equipped, the other being the Zulian Slicer from Zul'Gurub. Either one, was needed to skin The Beast prior to The Burning Crusade expansion, as well as other beasts over level 61. In order to skin "skull" level bosses at least two out of three of Finkle's Skinner, Zulian Slicer, and +5 skinning enchanted gloves was required. With the addition of The Burning Crusade, you may now train your skinning over 300 rendering these items unneeded.
  • Finkle's Skinner is notorious for its low drop rate and high demand.
  • Formerly featured "Property of Finkle Einhorn, Grandmaster Adventurer" as flavor text.

The name Finkle and Einhorn come from Ace Ventura Pet Detective in which the antagonist's real name was Ray Finkle and he used Lois Einhorn as an alias.

Patch changes

Circa Patch 3.3.2 (early 2010): Finkle's Skinner is now One hand again.
World of Warcraft/ World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Can be used in place of a skinning knife.
World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Finkle's Skinner is now Main hand only.


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